Texas School Counselor Certification
Prepare for your career as a school counselor in Texas.
- Application for Admission
- All college and/or university transcripts
- The GRE is NOT required for admission.
- Hold a 48-hour master’s degree in counseling from a university that is accredited by an agency recognized by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB). This is per Texas Administrative Code 239.20, and no exceptions can be made.
- Hold a bachelor’s degree with a GPA of 2.75 or better, including all grades on repeated courses - or a bachelor’s degree with a GPA of 2.75 or better in the last 60 hours of undergraduate work.
- For State of Texas certification, applicants must have two years of teaching experience in an accredited public school prior to eligibility for approval to take the TExES school counselor exam.
- You are strongly encouraged to register for the first and second eight-week terms simultaneously, before the first eight-week term begins.
This program consists of 18 credit hours. That means you only have to complete six courses to be eligible to qualify for the TExES School Counselor exam.
*This program is not accredited by CACREP. The ASU College of Education is accredited by CAEP.
Spring A Term: Jan. 1
Spring B Term: March 1
Summer Term: May 1
Fall A Term: Aug. 1
Fall B Term: Oct. 1
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